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Articles of Interest- Thursday, April 18, 2019

U.S. Wheat Hopes to Grab 80 PCT of Brazil Tariff-Free Import Quota Reuters – 04/17/2019 U.S. Wheat Associates, the group representing the United States wheat industry, is eying an 80% chunk of Brazil’s 750,000-tonne tariff-free wheat import quota, Vince Peterson, the group’s president, told Reuters on Wednesday. Peterson is leading a delegation of U.S. wheat…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Russian Wheat Sellers Struggle Amid High Origination, Terminal Costs S&P GLobal – 04/16/2019 High origination costs and expensive terminal fees are pushing Russian wheat sellers looking to originate and sell now to offer at or below cost, market sources said. To originate wheat to port for prompt dates for 12.5% protein wheat is at least…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, April 16, 2019

US Wheat Delegation in Brazil to Gauge Import Demand Under Quota Reuters– 04/15/2019 A delegation representing the United States wheat industry is visiting Brazil this week to talk to millers and food industries to gauge potential for higher import demand once a tariff-free quota is implemented, a local wheat group told Reuters on Monday. Rubens Barbosa,…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, April 15, 2019

Egypt Accepts French Wheat Cargo After Re-Testing Reuters – 04/13/2019 A French wheat cargo Egypt had rejected by Egypt due to high levels of the grain fungus ergot has been re-tested and found to have acceptable levels, a ministry document showed and an Egyptian official said. The cargo at the Red Sea port of Safaga…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

April 12, 2019 Read the full report as a PDF Weekend blizzards across the Northern Plains (see below) could delay spring wheat planting in South Dakota and Minnesota, supporting hard red spring (HRS) futures prices over last week’s close. Hard red winter (HRW) futures traded up week over week on technical selling while soft red…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, April 12, 2019

Ukraine Exports Ahead of Last Year’s Pace World-Grain – 04/10/2019 Ukraine exported 38.6 million tonnes of grain from July 1, 2018, through April 9, 2019, a 20% increase compared to the same period in the previous year, according to a Reutersreport. More than 20 million tonnes of corn have been exported thus far in 2018-19. However,…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, April 11, 2019

Record PH Wheat Imports Expected The Manila Times – 04/11/2019 Philippine wheat imports are seen to reach a record 7 million metric tons (MT) this year, up 17 percent from a year ago and up 11 percent from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) earlier forecast of 6.3 million MT. In the Global Agricultural…

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Commentary: Farmers speak out on the facts about glyphosate

By BEN SCHOLZ National Association of Wheat Growers Too often, science and facts fall victim to fear mongering and emotion. Recently, we have seen an uptick in false narratives around wheat growers’ use of the herbicide glyphosate. The reality is that glyphosate, the active ingredient in many herbicide brands, including Roundup herbicide, is one of…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Egypt Rejects French Wheat Shipment Amid Ergot Concerns World-Grain – 04/10/2019 The government of Egypt has rejected a shipment of 63,000 tonnes of French wheat that arrived at Egypt’s Red Sea port of Safaga, saying the cargo exceeded the authorized levels of ergot, according to a report from Reuters. According to Reuters, officials found 0.1% ergot in…

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Conservation Stewardship Program enrollment opens

CSP helps producers to improve their profitability and sustainability by protecting and enhancing soil health, water quality, and wildlife habitat across millions of acres of agricultural land. (USDA NRCS South Dakota, Flickr/Creative Commons) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that farmers and ranchers have until May 10,…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Podcast: Trade is a Many Splendored Thing- with Vince Peterson Washington Grain Commission – 04/08/2019 U.S. Wheat Associates has seen their budget rise substantially in 2019 thanks to a President Trump initiative called the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program or ATP which will funnel an additional $8.25 million into the organization’s coffers over the next three…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, April 8, 2019

Montana Farmer Takes Long but Useful Trade Trip on Wheat AgWeek – 04/08/2019 Alan Klempel believes in promoting U.S. wheat to foreign customers — so much so that he spent 11 days away from home during calving to participate on a trade mission to Spain, Portugal and Morocco. “I have to commend my family for…

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